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Dr. Cheryl Ngo

Dr. Cheryl Ngo

at National University Hospital
Speciality general and paediatric ophthalmology, cataract, and strabismus in both children and adults
Languages English
About Dr Cheryl Ngo is a Canadafellowship-trained Ophthalmologist. She obtained her medical degree from The National University of Singapore and was awarded the Singapore Medical Association Medal for MBBS, the Yeoh Khuan Joo Gold Medal for surgery and was the reserve valedictorian for her graduating class in 2005. She completed her specialist ophthalmology training inSingapore, and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons ofEdinburgh. She also holds a Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology),Singapore. Dr Ngo’s interests are in in general and paediatric ophthalmology, cataract, and strabismus in both children and adults. She also performs adult cataract surgery.
Education MBBS(S'pore), MMed(Ophth), FRCSEd
Professional Experience Dr Ngo is active in medical education and is currently a tutor for the medical undergraduates at NUS as well as a clinical tutor for the ophthalmology residents. Apart from having published in notable peer-reviewed journals and books, she has presented at various international meetings in aspects of pediatric ophthalmology, cataract, glaucoma and general ophthalmology. She is also involved in various large multi center trials in pediatric ophthalmology. She received a NLAM Clinician Scientist Unit "Pitch for Funds" S$10,000 research grant in 2011 and National Medical Research Council NIG Award of S$125,000 for her research work in myopia in children. She also received the 3rd prize for Singapore Medical Journal best research paper award in 2013 for an article on glaucoma.

Dr Ngo is also actively involved in medical missions for NUHS and has been on medical and social relief missions to countries such as China, Cambodia and Indonesia.


Ngo C S, Leo SW; Industrial accident-related ocular emergencies in a tertiary hospital in Singapore; Singapore Med J. 2008 Apr;49(4):280-5
CS Ngo, SC Loon., M Singh, L Thean; Time interval for the development of posterior capsular opacification in different intraocular lenses in Asian Eyes; Asian J Ophthalmol. 2008;10:354-9
C Ngo, M Singh, C Sng, SC Loon, YH Chan, L Thean; Visual Acuity Outcomes With SA60D3, SN60D3 and ZM900 Multifocal Intraocular Lens Implants After Phacoemulsification; J Refract Surg. 2010 Mar;26(3):177-82
Sng CC, Singh M, Chew PT, Ngo CS et al; Quantitative assessment of changes in trabeculectomy blebs after laser suture lysis using anterior segment optical coherence tomography; J Glaucoma. 2011 May 10
Sng CC, See JS, Ngo CS et al; Changes in retinal nerve fibre layer, optic nerve head morphology and visual field after acute primary angle closure; Eye (Lond). 2011 May;25(5):619-25
Comparison of measurements of time outdoors and light levels as risk factors
Awards Dr Ngo was awarded the Academic Medicine Development Award (AMDA) FY 2013 for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and completed a subspecialty fellowship training at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children,Toronto,Canada. She trained with world-renowned surgeons Dr Stephen Kraft, Dr Agnes Wong and Dr Brenda Gallie in complex strabismus cases, retinoblastoma, retinopathy of prematurity, paediatric cataract, glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology cases.

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